The Property is situated southwest of the town of Jasper on Pickens County/Cherokee County line in Georgia. The area is also under pressure from rock quarrying, which is common for this area. The Property is rolling too steep and generally forested. It takes in very small reaches of Shoal Creek and a tributary of Salacoa Creek.
The sub-watersheds divide on the Property, therefore the conservation easement protects two High Priority Watersheds: Salacoa Creek Watershed and Shoal Creek/Etowah River Watershed. The Property is almost all forested, except for the rustic forest roads. The forests vary across the land, with a variety of ages and compositions of hardwoods and pines. Oaks and hickories are common and provide mast for a wildlife winter food source.
Protection of the Property also enhances the connectivity of the area by its proximity to other protected easement lands, Wildlife Management Areas, National Forest, an experimental forest, and trails. The State Wildlife Action Plan has designated certain habitats as important to wildlife and conservation. The easement protects three habitat types listed as necessary for the Blue Ridge Ecoregion in the plan. These include Streams, Mixed Pine - Hardwood Forests, and Rich Mesic Hardwood Forests.
Please note the Camp Dobbs Real Estate has been sold – You must contact the current landowner for access. Despite the sale, the Conservation Easement remains in perpetuity.